I am playing every single Game Boy and Game Boy Color game released, in alphabetical order. Then I am writing about it. Inspired by http://www.arcadechampion.co.uk/

Who are you?

Call me Cania. I use they/them pronouns. I post a lot on selectbutton.net as VastleCania. I run a podcast about SNES games occasionally too. And I cohost another podcast about co-op games. Oh yeah, I also run a podcast about Gameboy music

Why, just...why?

Short answer: because I found out the emulator I was using would take screenshots, and I thought it was cool.

Long answer: The Game Boy was the first piece of electronics that I legitimately owned. Specifically, it was a raspberry Game Boy Color and it was mine, alllll mine. I played Pokemon and all the regular stuff, but I also played weird games like Super Burai Fighter. I spent so much time with that little guy, it was practically my best friend.

When I got my PSP in 2013 the first thing I did was hack it and put a bunch of weird emulators on it. From there, I discovered that the entire Game Boy library would fit on the memory card, which still sort of astounds me. I also noticed that my emulator would take screenshots at the press of a button. I started playing Lufia and taking screenshots of all of the typos, which is way too fun. After that, it just sorta occurred to me that I could do this with any game I wanted to. The idea of playing 2000+ games in alphabetical order seemed hilarious to me, so...I started writing.

For more of my stuff, including my music, other writing, and games that I've made, check out my home page.

My Setup

My old setup from 2013 was a PSP 3000 that had a dedicated screenshot button in the Gameboy emulator. That was, uh, 8 years ago as of 2021. Christ.

Anyway, the death knell of this was that I no longer rode the bus, and started doing this on my computer instead. And who the hell wants to sit and play Gameboy games on a computer? Not me.

But now I'm back on my bullshit, playing on an RG 351V I've affectionally dubbed the Woodboy. I still need to figure out how to make a dedicated screenshot button though.

The whole site is hosted on Blogger, and the screenshots are on, uh, Google + or whatever. If you want to see all the raw screenshots, check 'em out here. I always upload all of the screenshots I took, but I rarely use more than 30% of them, so there are a lot of extra shots in there. Maybe I'll do something cool with them some day.

More Stuff

I helped to inspire a neat website called Gazette Galore! by Kirk Israel, also known as Snapman. He's going through all of his huge collection of Gazette magazines and playing all the games that came on the included disks. It's great.

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